Poetry Friday: The Summer Day

Sep 14, 2018
Heather Songster

There are just a few precious days of summer left before the Fall Equinox. So, you might want to get out there and enjoy these warm September days, dry trails and dwindling wildflowers while you can. Today's Poetry Friday segment inspires us to do just that...it's Mary Oliver's 'The Summer Day', ready by KNAU listener Heather Songster. 


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